B6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2871 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4381 times:
Even the B6 a/c that had the extra fuel tanks didn't have this capability. When the incident happened in LAX with the landing gear a member of Airbus asked me (we were watching it on the computer here at the hangar) why the aircraft was flying circles over the ocean when it could land at MTOW w/o problems. That being the case, I don't think there would be a need for it.
TristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3976 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4374 times:
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 6): Any reason for why Europe opted for this.
Well I think it is an excellent idea. The fuel dispenser is on the left of the aircraft all by itself, and the baggage carts are on the right. Try putting them both on the same side on an A319, and you find it is hard to do a 35min turnround.
Some of our gates do not have a fuel hydrant on the left, so the fuel co uses a tanker. It is better than a dispenser on the right.
Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 7): Even the B6 a/c that had the extra fuel tanks didn't have this capability.
Sorry but Mel started talking about refuelling, not fuel jettison!